A Michigan State University fraternity is under investigation after a student found a sexist, racist scavenger hunt list apparently belonging to the group.
The list, said to belong to Sigma Nu frat house, cataloged a variety of tasks, many of which were highly offensive for a myriad of reasons. The tasks were meant to be completed by the members (including some from Greek organizations outside Sigma Nu) and points were assigned for their completion.
Not only did the paper ask men to take pictures of women’s breasts but also asked them to find “at least four Asians” with extra points for including an “Asian baby.” The list consisted of other questionable actions, like stealing door codes and items from neighboring sororities and getting a photograph with a homeless man.
Although the house is adamantly denying any link with the offensive list, the documents consists of multiple references to Sigma Nu and its Greek letters.
Fred Dobry, the fraternity’s national director of risk reduction, said Sigma Nu forbids scavenger hunt and said they were unaware of any plans to initiate one.
The condemning list is being taken very seriously as the Intrafraternity Council, the governing body of the Greek communities, considers this hazing, which is forbidden.
“The Interfraternity Council strongly stands against racism, discrimination, sexual assault, degrading actions and words, and engaging in illegal activity,” IFC said in a statement. “The racist, offensive, sexually explicit, and illegal directives that are listed in this ‘scavenger hunt’ are sickening. Above all, however, the ideas and broader viewpoints that are reflected by the entirety of this list stand in stark contrast to the values that our founders wished to instill in members of Greek organizations. These actions, and more fundamentally the notions and beliefs that are exhibited by them, have no place in the Greek community.”